Klevakutz, Raine Supreme & Benny Hinn [FRIDAY – 03.10.2014]
YO YO YO! Time to get your beat-fix down & start your weekend right with a few OG members of the Crown Street Cut Collective…
DJing since the tender age of 14, Klevakutz was inspired to hit the decks after he was introduced to the Sydney rave scene in the mid-90’s. He began DJing for weekly breakdance classes at Kangaroo St Community Centre in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, going on to promote his own successful hip hop nights B-Sides and The GOODFOOT – a notorious monthly Funk/Party Hiphop/Mashup – at LO-FI. Pioneering the hiphop/mash up genre of music in the Sydney club scene, Klevakutz’s diverse style incorporates everything from turntablism, hip hop and funk, to future garage, deep house and DnB. Rock up to one of his gigs and you’re likely to find him mixing it up in frequent collaborations with other musicians such as a saxophonists, flutists, drummers, percussionists, vocalists and MC’s.
Klevakutz has held down residencies at many of Sydney’s premiere clubs including; Hunky Dory, LO-FI, The Backroom, ONE22, Paper Planes, QT Cocktail Bar, Sokyo, AND, Chinese Laundry, The Argyle, World Bar, Bungalow 8, Opera Bar, Crystal Bar, Shore Club, Ravesis, White Revolver, Soda Bar, Cream Tangerine, Hugo’s, Ruby Rabbit/De Nom, The Burdekin, Kings Cross Hotel and Tap House. He’s also played Main Stage at Falls Festival supporting A-trak from Duck Sauce. He’s laid down cuts on Hook & Sling’s first EP release, the “Number Cruncher” (Hussle n Bussle). He’s also supported the likes of Paul Master, Slynk, Spend C, Stickybuds, D’Opus & Roshambo, London Electricity, Dynamite MC, Phil Hartnoll, Mr Thing, DJ Scratch (The Roots), Fdel, Myagi, Deep Child & Rennie Pilgrem (TCR), and has played to crowds in Holland, Japan and, closer to home; Victoria (Revolver Bar, Melbourne), Tasmania (Mobias, Hobart), Queensland (Laruche, Fortitude Valley, Rumpas Room, Westend), South Australia (Distill, Adelaide).
THE DARK HORSE is Klevakutz’s new creative collaboration, bringing together five of Sydney’s most elusive and twisted music makers. Combining brooding and soulful vocals, blunted beats ‘n’ breaks, slick-wristed turntablism, and horns ‘n’ effects, Klevakuts steps from the 1200′s into today to lead The Dark Horse on MPC duty, sampling rhythms and punching out patterns. Turntablist Mickey Morphingaz accompanies the hip hop beats with deft cuts, storybook solos, cinematic soundtracks and dynamic improvisation to enhance the musical pastiche of what The Dark Horse represents. Muma Megs’ soulful voice rides the tracks with harmonies straight off the soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western film featuring, horsemen, aliens, angels and white volcanoes. World Renowned Horn player Matthew Ottignon effects his sax and flute to further layer and texture this deep, dark, rich cacophony. The fifth and final member Ewan Proctor aka ‘The Doc’ holds down the grooves with Double Bass adding to the cinematic experience that is The Dark Horse.
Working at The Record Store for 8 years (considered by many as Sydney’s first stop for DJ vinyl supplies) and DJ Warehouse for 2.5 years, he keeps his finger on the pulse of what’s fresh and what’s next. He’s most recently co-founded the CROWN ST. CUT COLLECTIVE – a turntablist family that brings together international and local DJs for monthly scratch jams and demos.
RAINE SUPREME //
Raine Supreme has quickly become the go-to DJ for all things Hip Hop, soul and funk. He regularly plays all around Sydney, and has held residencies at the most frequented concert venues, bars & clubs.
His incredibly vast catalogue of music, and innate ability to remember small details about each of the releases, has earned him the title of Mr. Encyclopedia of Music. Already he has shared the stage with some big names including, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Pharoahe Monch, De La Soul, Charlie 2na, Apollo Brown, Def Wish Cast, Dj-JS1 (Rock Steady Crew), Boogie Blind (The X-Ecutioners), Afrika Bambaataa, Dj Suspect, Blak Twang, Dj MK, @peace and many more. As well as being an audio enthusiast, he also extends his love for music into the video realm, both as a solo artist and as apart of his AVDJ duo, NTSC, which sees him team with Sydney visual veteran, VJ Spook. Raine Supreme also throws his promoter hat on, working under the banner of HomeyDontPlayDat, and has been behind some incredible events in Sydney such as the 2013 DMC NSW Finals, Destino @ The Abercrombie, Soul Shaker @ The Newtown Hotel and more!
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beatz for the masses… Although now only 33, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Wollongong and the Southcoast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finess and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Anunal release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
The Hinn has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud page.
His latest venture has been PLAY BAR. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build, what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution in Surry Hills Sydney.
WHEN: FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 2014 | DOORS OPEN AT 4PM | BEATS KICK AT 6PM-MIDNIGHT
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space for DJ KLEVAKUTZ, RAINE SUPREME AND BENNY HINN.